|“The Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual delivers what it promises – the ultimate guide to training and physical preparation for athletic dominance. Sure, you have to work hard. And talent doesn't hurt either. But nowadays, the guys at the top not only have the talent and the work ethic, but they also use the best training methodologies available. That's what The Ultimate Off Season Training Manual delivers. If you're not using these techniques in your off-season training, you're not doing what you need to do to be the best you can be.”
Dr. John Berardi, CSCS
“In The Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual, Eric Cressey has put forth a diamond in the rough in the over-flooded market of performance enhancement literature. While others are putting out inferior material, you can expect nothing but the best from one of the industry’s leaders. This manual differs from most training manuals because of Eric’s unique approach and his ability to think outside the box. It outlines his theory – which is backed by scientific literature and personal experience – in simple terms and shows an easy to apply model for prescribing training programs for athletes during the off-season.
“The Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual is not for those who are comfortable where they are and content with what they know, as it may rock their boat. This is for the truly motivated coaches and athletes who want to know how to get better and maximize their training efficiency to improve performance. I can definitely put my stamp of approval on this manual as a must-read for those looking to get to the ‘next level.’”
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach – Quinnipiac University
“I have had the pleasure of listening to Eric speak at seminars and on the phone personally. He has a very in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of training; The Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual reflects that. Eric delves into the multiple training considerations that are important in making gains in your off-season programs. This is a must-read for anyone wanting to create successful athletes. You're missing out if you pass this one up!”
Strength & Conditioning Coach – University at Buffalo
“As a personal trainer and coach, I read a ton of resources dealing with the field of strength and conditioning. That being said, I can honestly say that it’s rare when I come across something I read that “hits home.” As a former collegiate and professional baseball prospect, I can say without reservation that if I had the The Ultimate Off-Season Manual at my fingertips years ago, I would probably be playing professional baseball right now. I look back at my own training from those days, and I cringe when I think of all the time I wasted not having a solid plan or any structure to my off-season training.
“The Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual is more than your typical book on strength and conditioning. Instead of presenting some cookie-cutter off-season lifting program, Eric Cressey skillfully guides athletes and coaches through the PROCESS of program design. This is what I feel makes this book so great and sets it apart from the legions of other books on the topic. It does more than just educate; it shatters the traditional myths about off-season training.
“As an athlete, I can say that the principles in this book have led me to performance gains I never thought possible. As a strength coach, I can say that these are the principles that take average athletes and make them good, good athletes and make them great, great athletes and make them elite. This book should be a part of every athlete and coach's library.”
Movement and Sports Sciences Student – Purdue University
|"As I look back on how I trained when I was in high school, I wish I someone like Eric Cressey had been around to steer me in the right direction.
“In his Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual, Eric not only gives you the ‘what’ and the 'how,' but more importantly, the ‘why:’ Why you need to use the off-season to improve physically. Why you need to change your thinking with regards to conditioning. And, most importantly, why playing your favorite sport all summer long could be the worst thing possible if you want to be really, really good. Smart training can be the difference between riding the pine and playing, or the difference between playing and being a star.
"Simply put, if you're serious about getting better this off-season, you
have to get this manual. The only thing that could be worse than not
getting it is allowing your competition to get their hands on it!"
Mike Robertson, MS, CSCS, USAW
President, Robertson Training Systems
Co-Owner, Indianapolis Sports and Fitness Training
“With The Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual, Eric Cressey has introduced one of the best sports training resources available today. Whether you are a coach or an athletes, and regardless of your sports and stage of development, the fantastic information in this manual will make you better at what you do immediately. I’ve worked with enough athletes at all levels to recognize a great resource when I see it; this is a manual that everyone in the sports training industry needs to read. It’s worth every penny – and a whole lot more!”
Alwyn Cosgrove, CSCS
Author and Co-Owner of Results Fitness
“With The Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual, Eric has introduced a fantastic resource that addresses a pressing need in the strength and conditioning community. Improper off-season focus is a huge problem I encounter with athletes in several sports at all levels. Whether you're a strength coach, personal trainer, or an athlete yourself, you'll benefit greatly from utilizing this fantastic resource and implementing Eric’s advice into your clients' training or your own training."
Athletic Development Coach and Author
“The Ultimate Off Season Training Manual is a must-have reference for anyone who is serious about improving their knowledge base and practical coaching skills. Eric casts a much-needed critical eye on current training practices and goes into great detail on the solutions to many common problems we encounter when training athletes. Far too many professionals in the field fall into the trap of relying exclusively on what they have always done, and stop evolving and improving. Expertly blending practical experience with scientific knowledge, this manual is the perfect antidote!”
John Pallof, PT, CSCS
South County Physical Therapy – Auburn, Massachusetts
"Eric Cressey has proven once again that he is one of the very few coaches in our industry who truly 'gets it.’ This book is a wealth of information for any trainer or coach who works with athletic populations – and the athletes themselves. Eric has the intelligence, passion, and courage to counter what most believe to be true in our industry and I could not be a bigger supporter of his cause."
CEO, International Youth Conditioning Association